Articles & News Updates

March 11, 2020 by admin
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Grantmakers in the Arts is sharing resources and guidance on COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and encouraging grantmakers to support their grantees by treating their funding flexibly in these difficult and rapidly shifting circumstances.

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December 5, 2017 by Monica

The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published an easy chart comparing the current US House and Senate tax bills and how they could affect nonprofits. Click to enlarge.

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November 21, 2017 by Monica

On Monday, November 20, the US Senate Appropriations Committee released a 2018 spending bill that would fund the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities at 2017 budget levels, $150 million for each agency. Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert Lynch released a statement Tuesday in response: This action is in stark contrast … Continue reading Senate Appropriations Bill Recommends Continued NEA, NEH Funding at 2017 Levels

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August 29, 2017 by Monica

With support from Gerbode Foundation, Tides, The California Wellness Foundation, and Jonathan Logan Family Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers will host a live event for grantmakers on “Fighting Intolerance in the Bay Area and Beyond.” From the event page: Join us for a thought-provoking and insightful program with local and national experts on these complex issues, … Continue reading Northern California Grantmakers to Host Event on Fighting Intolerance

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August 18, 2017 by Monica

From The Washington Post: The remaining members of a presidential arts and humanities panel resigned on Friday in yet another sign of growing national protest of President Trump’s recent comments on the violence in Charlottesville. Members of the President’s Committee are drawn from Broadway, Hollywood, and the broader arts and entertainment community and said in a … Continue reading Members of White House Presidential Arts and Humanities Committee Resign in Protest

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July 21, 2017 by Monica

The US House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) appropriations legislation on July 19, 2017. GIA’s federal policy firm, Penn Hill Group (Washington, DC), has provided a detailed memo with an overview of opening statements and amendments offered during the … Continue reading House Appropriations Committee Makes Recommendation on FY 2018 Education Budget

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July 17, 2017 by Monica

This bulletin from GIA’s federal policy firm, Penn Hill Group (Washington, DC), provides the latest information on subcommittee budget recommendations for the federal departments and programs related to education and the arts. Arts Agency Proposed Budget Appropriations Last week, the House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies proposed funding both the National Endowment … Continue reading Draft Budget Appropriations for NEA, NEH, ED, IMLS, and CPB Released

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July 11, 2017 by Monica

Charles McNamara is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellow working on an internationally collaborative project. In his op-ed in The Washington Post, he writes: As one of the lexicographers at the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae (TLL), a 123-year-old and still-incomplete Latin dictionary, I write meticulously organized entries for this academic reference work alongside an international … Continue reading NEH Fellow: ‘If Trump Cares bout Western Civilization, He Needs to Fund the Arts’

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July 7, 2017 by Monica

In an article in Time magazine, Senator Tim Kaine recently co-authored an op-ed with artist Drue Kataoka in support of the NEA, arguing that participation in the arts sparks creativity and innovation in great scientists and thinkers. We see this trend of art spurring scientific innovation in the biographies of great scientists. Alexander Graham Bell was … Continue reading Tim Kaine: People Like Condi Rice and Albert Einstein Show Why We Need the Arts

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July 6, 2017 by Monica

The CEO of Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform which is “arguably the largest arts funding organization in the private sector,” published an op-ed in support of the National Endowment for the Arts: When a Washington Post headline [in 2013] declared “Kickstarter raises more money for artists than the NEA,” I felt both humility and apprehension. We … Continue reading Starving the Arts: How the White House Budget Threatens Creativity

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